Tackling Indigenous Smoking Project Officer
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Permanent
Remuneration: $96,350.67 – $110,564.61 + super + salary sacrifice
About the Opportunity
Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) is seeking to appoint a Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Project Officer on a full time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Community Health Programs Manager, the TIS Project Officer is responsible for working with members of the Newman, Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji communities, implementing, monitoring and evaluating strategies to reduce the level of smoking, and providing health information related to the risks associated with smoking including passive smoking.
To be considered for this position, you must meet the below Selection Criteria:
- An understanding and a commitment to the principles of Primary Health Care, Health Promotion and Community Development.
- Demonstrated experience in project management including monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate health programs in a remote primary health setting.
- Understanding of the health, social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Knowledge of smoking prevention and cessation programs.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people including providing health promotion events, group activities and one on one counselling.
- Experience, skills and knowledge working in a multidisciplinary team, including teamwork and conflict management.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated organisational and time management skills along with an ability to adapt to changing needs.
- Sound working knowledge of computer software packages, i.e. Microsoft Office.
Ideally, in addition to the above, we are looking for someone who:
- Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is acknowledged as such by their community; and
- Possesses tertiary qualifications in the area of health sciences or education or equivalent experience.
The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will also require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and Working With Children Check prior to appointment.
Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.
About the Benefits
While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $96,350.67 – $110,564.61 per annum plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:
- 5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
- Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
- Employee Assistance Program
- Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy
This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.
PAMS operates four remote sites, three of which have a team of one nurse and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.
PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.
Please note there is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!
For further information about this position please call Aakriti Yadav, Human Resources Advisor on 08 9177 8307
About the Organisation
The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and provides comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care services to the Martu people of Newman and the four remote Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.
Our passionate and multidisciplinary team of qualified and experienced health professionals including GPs, Remote Area Nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers provide holistic and high quality health care clients throughout the region.
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